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First meeting: menu

January 7, 2014


So: I gave DK my address and he came, armed with lunch – sort of. More like a picnic, which is how we ended up eating it anyway. I never thought about it at the time, but he didn’t ask what sort of food I liked or if I was vegetarian or had food allergies […]

My dog has fleas

June 8, 2013


January 8, 2010. Friday. I’m prepping a job that shoots on Monday. It is bitterly cold. DK & I have a date for dinner tonight, which is practically a miracle since, from the first time we met over two years ago, he has never liked to plan ahead for anything. At least not with me. […]

Paint and peach cobbler

March 13, 2013


From: DK ( Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 8:36 AM To: Gretchen ( RE: Peach cobbler Gretchen, I would LOVE to have peach cobbler with you. I love pie.  I love cobbler. Cobbler with you…made by you….would probably be even extra wonderful. Maybe if my 10am meeting today gets done with before lunch, we could go […]

Broccoli. Really?

February 23, 2013


“I am wildly attracted to you and could talk to you for hours.” It’s ridiculous sometimes the things that remind us of past loves. Well, it is for me. But then, I am a bit of a savant when it comes to remembering certain types of things. Not things like where I was on 9/11 […]

Dark day in Dallas

October 19, 2012


“Your boots are hot!” October 19, 2012 was a dark day here in Dallas; it was the day our beloved Big Tex burst into great balls of fire. All of Dallas mourned his passing. I created this piece as a fond farewell to one of the most reliable men in my life. (I titled it […]

Time for pie

September 10, 2012


Norma’s is a stalwart icon of north Oak Cliff, the multi-ethnic, artist-friendly Dallas neighborhood south of downtown that is my home. They’ve been serving up blue-plate specials and Texas hospitality in the same humble spot on Davis St. since before I was born. It’s a down-home diner with a dash of sass. The plastic-coated menu […]